Lower South

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Balloon Flower Trial

National News

Balloon flowers ( Platycodons grandiflorus ) are beautiful summer-blooming perennials that come in a range of flower colors including, pink, white, and blue. They grow to a height of about 3 feet...

New California Lilac Has Colorful Foliage

Ceanothus is known as the California lilac. This shrub is hardy only in USDA zones 8 to 10. However, in those areas it grows 8 feet tall and wide and produces lavender-colored flowers from...

Smelly Compost Pile? Just Add Water

Composting is a great way to reduce household and yard organic waste and create a good soil amendment for your garden. While the materials in a well constructed compost pile will break down...

Illustrated Guide to Gardening Now Organic!

The Illustrated Guide to Gardening has been a gardening bible for many for years. Originally published in 1970s, this book has been the mainstay for many a gardener across the country. The All...

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In the Garden


Success With Seeds

Seeds amaze me. No matter how many times I go through the garden cycle planting and harvesting, it's always fun to ponder the fact that within these lifeless-looking seeds a garden lies waiting. Planting seeds is one of gardening's most basic...
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Web Finds

Seedling Identification Have you ever planted seeds and lost the label or had the labels get mixed up due to an...

Clever Gardening Technique

Covering Small Seeds Tiny seeds are difficult to plant at the proper depth. I like to set them on the surface of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Tomato Transplants Indoors
  • Complete Tulip and Hyacinth Planting
  • Don't Wait to Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Get a Head Start On Spring Flowers
  • Control Winter Weeds

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